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Unit 30B The Gates | Lambton Walk, Durham DH1 4SL, England
0191 375 7333
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food was hot and fresh as always, full of flavour and plenty of variety. Staff were friendly and helpful when it came to clearing plates away and getting drinks. Beautiful view of the river and the castle. Overall lovely atmosphere and meal, well worth the money.

Thank Jordan H
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate here whilst at our daughters graduation, wonderful view of the castle cathedral and river. Excellent variety of hot tasty Chinese, Indian and English food. Eat mid afternoon and you even get your meal at a reduced price. Well recommended if you like buffet food.

Thank golfish2015
Peterlee, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is beautiful from here and a really good selection to choose from! So cheap aswell, staff are really friendly also

Thank abbieheron
Spennymoor, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Love it here. Spot on for the money, really good value. If u have young kids with you, which we do then the6 sometimes don't charge you for them, depends who's on the till I suppose. The pop is a bit rank and watered dowm but suppose that's the price to pay for lively food at cheap prices so can't... More 

Thank Aaron R
Bideford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Last minute decision to feed hungry couples after cocktails turned out to be a great one. Best buffet style Chinese we've ever had. Fresh and tasty without looking or tasting like it's been sat out for hours. 12 of us all enjoyed the food and were pleasantly surprised at drinks prices too. Hope to return on next visit to Durham.

Thank greekmuse2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here a few times. Lovely food. Love duck and pancakes on a night. Food has always been tasty and fresh. Good price for what you get. Always lovely and clean. Really recommend

Thank Harriet_bird01
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a disappointment no choice no taste/flavour.nice place but waste of money.get a sandwich instead...Evan a sandwich you don't like will be more satisfying. .

Thank john a
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Well my family enjoy going to inshanghai and it was our grandson birthday and it's his favourite place to eat. However I am a vegetarian and we don't do fair. Once over they would offer to cook a stir fry due to the limited choice, but today it was we got broccoli and mushroom and noodles and rice did not... More 

Thank Angela M
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The buffet was very basic and not a good variety, all drinks where very expensive and many empty trays where left on the buffet and not replaced. The staff where generally good but in particular member had a bit off a attitude. I wont be going back ever again.

Thank Sam S
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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85 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had walked by this place many times and looked through the windows and always looked empty, except the buffet bar. Decided to stop for lunch. The place was packed! The buffet offered a great variety of dishes that would satisfy adults as well as children. Food was fresh, and the service was good. As it was quite crowded the air... More 

Thank Rapidsman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 30B The Gates | Lambton Walk, Durham DH1 4SL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: 0191 375 7333

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?